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Must visit if you are in Essen

In one sentence, this is the hub for most modern innovations and designs in technology. You won't... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2018
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This is for lovers of design

If you love design, do not forget to visit this museum. It has all the objects that have been... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Gelsenkirchener Str. 181, 45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

In one sentence, this is the hub for most modern innovations and designs in technology. You won't regret a visit there if you are in Essen, Germany.

Thank RizwanS297
Reviewed 21 October 2017

If you love design, do not forget to visit this museum. It has all the objects that have been awarded a Red Dit Design Award. There is also a good app for iOs/Android to study everything in detail. I particularly liked the central display with...More

Thank VincenzoH1962
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The Red Dot Design Museum is fun to visit and your exhibits are anything but unusual: all kinds of everyday objects, electronics, furniture, gadgets and other stuff that has been awarded the Red dot design award. The biggest selling point is the quirky and creative...More

Thank Tina Q
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

A lot of interesting things and designs. We missed explanation and info about use, materials, design process etc. The café (Butterzeit) did use ugly plastic forkes, knives, cup whitoutcare care for re-use, design and environment.

Thank Martin K
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The museum is located on the premises of the Zeche Zollverein. It exhibits a variety of design classics. The industrial architecture surrounding the museum makes it a special place.

Thank Sabine R
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum last summer, it was really cool. The exhibition was as interesting as the exhibition space itself!

Thank Destination491836
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Red Dot Design Museum with design prize winning objects in huge 'rusty' factory hall restyled by Norman Foster is a unique eclectical experience. While you are there, absolutely walk around terrains of Unesco World Heritage Industrial Landmark Zeche Zollverein (separately reviewed on Tripadvisor) for great...More

Thank Rudy950
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Exhibits everything that won a red dot design award from taps to TVs to bikes to sex toys! Very interesting for a long browse. The building itself is an incredible location, an old industrial hall with big old rusty pipes. Absolutely worth a visit -...More

Thank Johanna P
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The Red dot award is world famous. This museum opens my eyes, I feel humbled to be there and witness all the brilliant inventions that make our life easier and more interesting.

Thank innertin
Reviewed 10 June 2016

The most striking thing about the Red Dot Design Museum is the building and its subsequent renovation and refurbishment. The architecture, and the insertion of the new layers, of floating concrete mezzanines, stainless steel railings, and glass barriers, among the restored remains of the old...More

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Antonio N
10 October 2015|
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You should take the tram 107, from the city center to the "Zollverein" station.